ABC News' John Berman reports: Don’t tell Sarah Palin, but her PAC is trying to cook-up a cash surprise. In a letter to donors, SarahPac treasurer Tim Crawford writes, “help me plan a special surprise for Governor Sarah Palin in honor of her birthday on Friday by giving a gift to SarahPAC today.”
The money, Crawford explains, would be a “welcome surprise,” given what he calls the “increasingly vicious attacks from her enemies on the left,” pointing out one quote from Oprah Winphrey who said “the intelligence of the American public,” would keep Palin from being elected President. Crawford says, “Let her know that you are still standing by her side in the face of these relentless attacks."
The Oprah reference was the only mention of the word “President,” in the fundraising letter, which Crawford writes is needed to “help elect more common-sense conservatives in 2011, including candidates in critical state races, special elections, and run-offs.”
Crawford, who also lists quotes from screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews, paints the former Alaska governor as a victim through-out the fundraising pitch.
“Frankly, Sarah Palin is a threat to liberals who make their living off of a bloated, out-of-control federal government,” Crawford writes, “That’s why they attack her. It’s why they call her names. Why they want her to fail.”
Palin herself is no stranger to charged rhetoric. Within the last couple of months, she has referred to the President’s State of the Union Address at a “WTF” moment. She has also accused the President of “purposefully weakening America.”
The fundraising note also picks up themes from recent Palin remarks about Ronald Reagan. She delivered a speech last week honoring the 100th anniversary of his birth. In the money-pitch, Crawford observes, “Just like Ronald Reagan before her, Governor Palin is despised by the Left because she freely admits her faith in God, is unabashedly proud of America, and fights to limit the long arm of the federal government when it comes to our freedoms and our families.”
Palin will be 47 on Friday.